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Setting Up Python (Summary)

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Congratulations! You now have Python installed on your computer.

In this course, you learned how to:

  • Install Python on Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • Open IDLE, Python’s integrated development and learning environment

Now that you have Python set up on your machine, you can start building projects and experimenting with your coding environment. If this is your first time using Python, you might want to follow along with Real Python’s guide to Interacting With Python. You’ll find more introductory material in the Introduction to Python Learning Path, one of Real Python’s many Learning Paths.

If you’re working through Python Basics, the Python Basics Book Learning Path will guide you through the exercises, quizzes, and other bonus resources in the book. If you’re not familiar with Python Basics, feel free to check out our book Python Basics: A Practical Introduction to Python 3.

If you’re just looking for the next steps to further set up your coding environment or to get to know IDLE better, you can take a look at these resources:

Best of luck on your Python journey!


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Ian Christy on June 8, 2021

Well done, one nit, it might have been nice, just for completeness, in the ubuntu section, include an example using python3-pip to install a library.

David Amos on June 10, 2021

Hi Ian! Thanks for watching. Installing libraries with pip will be covered in a future course in the Python Basics series!

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